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Comment: Re:finger pointing (Score 1) 64

by circletimessquare (#49351803) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US

copy finland

whatever they do, we do the same

#1 thing we should copy from finland's universities:


Doctoral sword

The sword used at the Degree Ceremony is independent Finland's official civilian sword. The sword comes with a scabbard and a black or golden holder. The University's golden symbol will also be on the sword. Other traditional swords can also be used if available.

The sword is traditionally carried on the left side. Men carry the sword in its holder. A loop for the holder can be sewn into pants and the sword will stay firmly in place because there is a catch on the scabbard. Female doctors should also have a sword. In most cases the sword cannot be directly attached to dresses, because the material is not strong enough. A belt with a loop can be used, or the sword can be attached to a skirt at the waist by taking out some of the seam, or the fastening can be hidden under the top of a two-piece outfit. There is also the option of carrying the sword in hand.

The person's name, the date of their dissertation and the date of the Degree Ceremony is etched on the sword. One does not need to attend a Degree Ceremony to purchase a sword.

To buy the doctoral sword the Promovendi can join the collective order. Additional information on the collective order will be sent later for all registered Doctors.

i mean, that's just awesome. if we gave our graduates swords, i think they would try harder, right?

all joking aside, we really should just copy finland

fuck japan, it's a closed society and a stifling culture that doesn't have anything to translate to our own

but finland, we can just copy their system wholesale

Comment: Or the people can just act like adults. (Score 1) 245

by jellomizer (#49348611) Attached to: RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"

The problems with such rules, means the are plenty of work arounds,

In general booth babes are hired, because they know there are plenty of ongoers who still sexually are teenagers. And use them to attract people to their booth.

However what will happen they will have people dressed to fit the rules. However still be sexy, and they will flirt with the potentional customer anyways.

Comment: Re:people are going to be saying (Score 1) 651

by circletimessquare (#49347741) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

or look at norway and breivik. norway has good gun laws

but the point isn't to do away with the chance of bad things completely. the point is to reduce the number of incidents

if we have good compliance with seatbelt laws, injuries go down. we can't make injuries 0% though. so no one should wear a seatbelts? seatbelts are a horrible liberal government intrusion into our lives, into our laps, evil and freedom destroying? or just common fucking sense?

same with guns laws: do the bare minimum to ensure you're dealing with a responsible, trained person, then give them a gun

bad things will still happen

but far less bad things than the usa's current status quo of too loose gun laws

proof: the experience of all of our social and economic peers

Comment: Re:people are going to be saying (Score 1) 651

by circletimessquare (#49347199) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

"well-regulated militia"

what exactly is confusing to you about that term you purposefully ignorant fuck?

the entire world looks at us gun laws as a joke. we suffer unnecessary deaths due to guns every day. the clear intent of the founders is not our status quo. all of the lies about the benefits are guns are outweighed by the obvious facts of the hell of too many easy guns

we will have the founder's intent. is not what you want, irresponsibly

Comment: Re:people are going to be saying (Score 1) 651

by circletimessquare (#49346345) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

"hey! good news! we used to have 100 million termites. but today, we have 95 million... please ignore the houses next door with only 20, 30, and 15 million termites"


explain that chart. go ahead. good luck

we will have adherence to the second amendment. as the founders intended: sensible control and training. not as the second amendment has been rewritten by constitutional activists in the last 50 years who think irresponsibility with guns is a virtue for magic reasons

do you own guns? then you believe responsible gun use is mandatory to own a gun. right?

Comment: Re:people are going to be saying (Score 1) 651

by circletimessquare (#49346197) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident


Historians are often asked what the Founders would
think about various aspects of contemporary life. Such
questions can be tricky to answer. But as historians of
the Revolutionary era we are confident at least of this:
that the authors of the Second Amendment would be
flabbergasted to learn that in endorsing the republican
principle of a well-regulated militia, they were also
precluding restrictions on such potentially dangerous
property as firearms, which governments had always
regulated when there was “real danger of public injury
from individuals.” 2 DHRC at 624.

"Liberals Guide to Doublespeak" as you call it is an actual better understanding of the second amendment and the intent of the ofunders

this moronic conservative idea that irresponsibility with guns is somehow magically a better world is the real problem, and not all what the second amendment supports

and it will not last. you can't defy simple common sense forever

Comment: Re:Be careful of the term "terrorist attack" (Score 1) 651

by circletimessquare (#49346145) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

the guy who offs himself out of depression is understandable/ relatable

the guy who offs his children/ wife or a plane load of people, then himself, is not understandable/ relatable. he deserves condemnation

the most depressed person in the world will not take people with them

a depressed person who is also a narcissist, or a schizophrenic person who is not even depressed, those are type who kill others and themselves. in which case the fact they kill others means we stop sympathizing with them

Comment: Re:people are going to be saying (Score 1) 651

by circletimessquare (#49346065) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident


look at this chart

do you see a problem?

maybe we should control guns better, like all of our peers? what is the big hang up?

all easy guns in the usa means is far more homicides

does it mean lower rape? lower robbery?

then how come our peers with far fewer guns have the same approximate rates of rape and robbery as us?

why aren't societies with strong gun controls drowning in rape and robbery like your hysteria says?

extra guns does not mean less crime

it means extra unnecessary homicide

the simple facts are clear on that

in fact in the uk, they have SLIGHTLY higher violence rates than us

which i would love to have if it meant far lower homicides!

because violence is a broken arm or a broken nose. homicide is a body bag

all people like you mean to me is: you think every single altercation has to escalate to someone being dead. why? why is this a better society in your opinion? it's not a better society. it's just extra death for no reason

Comment: Re:You Congresscritters just don't understand (Score 1) 60

by jellomizer (#49345419) Attached to: Amazon Blasts FAA On Drone Approvals, Regulations

Insightful? More like hippy liberal corporation bashing.
Now this isn't some conservative rant. The FAA should be taking such things carefully, so not to cause problems. However, some of the rules are not focused on more agile aircraft development, where drones are involved there is less needs to verify personal safety, and changes to the drone technology shouldn't need as much screwenty. So unlike a Jet where they decided to change a component, as the safety of the pilot is a major concern, and such change should be completely reviewed. For a drone, just as long it fits in the recommended size and flight area it should be allowed more flexibility in changes without as much FAA review. Being that the overall risk of such changes is so small.

Comment: Re:people are going to be saying (Score 0) 651

by circletimessquare (#49345067) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

something far more substantial then "hand any gun to any mouth breathing moron who wants one" like we have in the usa

you can't get behind the wheel of a car in the usa legally without training and testing. so it should be with gun ownership. i don't see how a *responsible* gun owner could not disagree with that

says me? no, says the founding fathers in the fucking second amendment: "well-regulated" = well-trained

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."